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An RN license in Texas may be subjected to a disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing. Whenever an RN finds herself in such a situation, she will need to find the best nurse attorney in the country for the help that s/he needs. This is important so every nurse should consider hiring a nurse attorney as it is the only chance to protect your LVN/RN license. Otherwise, the BON may find her guilty in the administrative case and order for the revocation of her RN license.

On or about May 10, 2017, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in Midland, Texas, the LVN lacked fitness to practice nursing in that she exhibited signs of impaired behavior while on duty, to include: slurred speech, drowsiness, and dozing off while giving report. Subsequently, she also misappropriated Morphine and Hydromorphone belonging to the facility and patients thereof, in that she admitted to the Medical Director and Human Resources she diverted narcotics.

Unfortunately, she failed to properly defend her case to the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Because of this, she was eventually disciplined and her RN license was suspended.

The Texas Board of Nursing explained her conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients thereof of the cost of the medications. Additionally, her condition could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger. Thus, her RN license was disciplined and suspended.

The abovementioned case is just one of the many examples why every nurse who experiences having complaints filed against them should seek help from a trusted nurse attorney.

If you receive a complaint against you, make sure to seek help from nurse attorney Yong J. An. If you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.